Astros FanFest, Food Festivals, and more


This weekend, you can meet the World Series champion Houston Astros, sample meals at a food festival or head to the theatre.


Here’s a look at some of the events happening in the greater Houston area this weekend.

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The 14th Annual Yaga Chili Festival and Beer Festival

You will want to go hungry at this event because there will be chili cooking and chili tasting. There will also be an indoor beer festival where you can sample from breweries across the country.

When: January 20-21

Where: The Strand Historic District, intersection of 23rd Street and Strand Street

Cost: varies by event; Beer tastings start at $40

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Riots and scandals at the Houston Symphony

Enjoy the works that “stunned the arts institutions of their day” during the second weekend of this festival. This weekend, try Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Rvoeltas Sensimaya.

When: January 20-22

Where: Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana, Houston, TX 77002

Cost: Tickets start at $30

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Jesus Christ is a star

This touring production of Jesus Christ Superstar comes to life on stage in Houston. The rock opera, which debuted over 50 years ago, features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice.

When: January 17-22

Where: Sarofim Hall, Hobby Center, 800 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002

Cost: Tickets start at $35

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Agatha Christie’s double billing for Poirot

Clear Creek Community Theater presents A Poirot Double Bill by Agatha Christie as well as Adventure of the Western Star, three one-act plays featuring “The World’s Greatest Detective Hercule Poirot”.

When: Jan. 19-21 at 8 p.m.; January 21-22 at 2 p.m

Where: Bayou Theater on the University of Houston Clear Lake campus; 2700 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, TX 77058

Cost: $20 for adults; $10 for seniors; $10 for students with ID; $15 for military personnel and first responders

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Garden Theater takes on a classic movie. Watch their production of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

When: January 20-29

Where: MATCH – Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston, 3400 Main St, Houston, TX 77002

Cost: $20 – $25

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Houston Astros Fanfest

Calling all Astros fans! Here’s your chance to meet the World Series champions, get an autograph, watch the World Series trophy and more. There will also be games, photo opportunities, live music, and food trucks. The vouchers are worth $1 and include many activities such as the Family Fun Zone and the Arcade Game Zone. Other activities—like some autograph sessions, pictures with the trophy, or swinging the batting cages—cost more.

When: January 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m

Where: Minute Maid Park, 501 Crawford Street, Houston, TX 77002

Cost: $1 vouchers; Some activities are at an additional cost

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Seventh Annual Hops N’ Hot Sauce Festival

Sip on some craft beer, eat some spicy food, or enjoy a chili-eating contest at this festival. There will be dozens of shopping vendors, food trucks, and free photo booths.

When: January 21, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m

Where: Humble Civic Center Expo Building, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy, Humble, TX 77338

Cost: $10 at the door; discount tickets online; Children under 12 years old get in for free

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Pearland Lunar New Year Festival

This free, family-friendly event is hosted by the Pearland China Association. Booths of local groups will showcase traditional Asian culture, arts and crafts, and more. There will also be food, calligraphy, Chinese paintings, face painting, origami art, tai chi, games, and more.

When: January. 21, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m

Where: Pearland Junior High West, 2337 North Galveston Avenue Pearland, TX 77581


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Unspeakable live

Nathan, James, Gabe and special guest Preston (Preston Blaze) bring their Youtube channels to life at this one night only event. There will be games, guest appearances, and opportunities to win prizes. There will also be a global livestream if you can’t make it in person.

When: January 21, 5 p.m

Where: Toyota Center, 1510 Polk Street, Houston, TX 77002

Cost: Starting at $40

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